On the Spice Trail: Moroccan Harissa and Chickpea Potage Recipe (5:2 Diet)

Moroccan 5:2 diet Soup

On the Spice Trail: Moroccan Harissa and Chickpea Potage Recipe (5:2 Diet) If my regular readers have noticed a lack of 5:3 diet recipes being posted lately, than they will be right in their assumptions; however, I have not abandoned the diet, on the contrary, I am still following it with great success, it’s just that I have just been sharing… 

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Winter Soup Day and Weekly Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories)

Celery Soup with Leeks

Winter Soup Day and Monday Meal Planner: 5:2 Diet Celery and Leek Soup (80 calories) After a weekend of unadulterated feasting, well it WAS Burns Night, it is time to fast today! The weather is grey, wet and drear and I am always hungry when it’s cold, so a big bowl of soup is needed… 

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5:2 Diet Winter Meal Plan Ideas: Low-Calorie Turkey & Kale Scotch Broth Recipe

Crock Pot Soup

5:2 Diet Winter Meal Plan Ideas: Low-Calorie Turkey & Kale Scotch Broth Recipe Hello to my first 5:2 Meal Plan and Recipes post of the New Year! I would like to tell you about my lows and highs on the diet first, and tell you JUST how much weight I have lost, and not just… 

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Using Christmas Dinner Leftover Carrots for a 5:2 Diet Soup: Smoky Carrot & Coriander Soup with Croutons

Using Christmas Dinner Leftover Carrots for a 5:2 Diet Soup: Smoky Carrot & Coriander Soup with Croutons

Using Christmas Dinner Leftover Carrots for a 5:2 Diet Soup: Smoky Carrot & Coriander Soup with Croutons Without being boring, as well as being predictable, diets are very topical after the blow-out sessions over the festive period, and as I have lost so much weight on the 5:2 diet over the last year, I will… 

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Meal Planning Monday: 5:2 Diet Soups and Stews for Winter – Recipes and Meal Plans

Low Calorie Scotch Broth Vegetarian

Meal Planning Monday: 5:2 Diet Soups and Stews for Winter – Recipes and Meal Plans – I have been a bit lazy with my meal plans lately, but I do have a weekly plan for most of the time, even if it is only in my head! However, as I continue to lose weight following… 

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Potage and Pulses for October: Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Frazzled Onions Recipe

Potage, Stew, Broth or Gruel - or Soup by any other name! Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Frazzled Onions

Potage and Pulses for October: Spiced Red Lentil Soup with Frazzled Onions Recipe We are now almost in the midst of October……..so, well into autumn now, and winter and the sparkling festive season are just a few weeks away. The nights have drawn in and the clocks will be going back an hour next week,… 

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A Hearty 5:2 Diet Recipe for Autumn: Butter Bean & Chorizo Stew with Tomatoes

Butterbean and Chorizo Stew

A Hearty 5:2 Diet Recipe for Autumn: Butter Bean & Chorizo Stew with Tomatoes It seems that winter, or should I say autumn, has arrive with a vengeance, as we have been battered with torrential rain and strong winds lately. Most of the apples and pears that were left lingering on my trees are now… 

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Windfalls, September Harvest and Comforting Soups: Curried Leek and Apple Soup Recipe (5:2 Diet)

Windfalls, September Harvest and Comforting Soups: Curried Leek and Apple Soup Recipe (5:2 Diet)

Windfalls, September Harvest and Comforting Soups: Curried Leek and Apple Soup Recipe (5:2 Diet) There is no doubt that the dieter’s friend is a bowl of soup, and I have managed to complete many a “fast day” with a bowl of comforting soup as one of my meals for the day. Plus, you usually manage… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for Organic September: Somerset Pork, Apple Tart and Many More Recipes!

Image: Apple Galette

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for Organic September: Somerset Pork, Apple Tart and Many More Recipes! Core Ingredients for September: Pork, Apples, Butternut Squash, Leeks, Cabbage and Oats September Menu: Spiced Roast Butternut Squash Soup Irish Soda Bread with Oats Somerset Pork with Apples Creamed Leek and Cabbage Braise Rustic Apple Galette Welcome to a very… 

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Go Hot or Cold with this 5:2 and Weight Watchers Diet Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Go Hot or Cold with this 5:2 Diet and Weight Watchers Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Go Hot or Cold with this 5:2 and Weight Watchers Diet Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Soup Now that summer is in full swing I am not only enjoying the balmy warm days, but I am revelling in all the fresh seasonal produce that is around right now. My recent vegetable hauls have comprised: red peppers, green… 

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